Scholarship, Research, & Creative Activity

Proposal Practitioner


Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners are engaged in sharing their research with the wider community.

Position Requirements

The Student Research Team (SRT) will provide members with a generalized research skill set that is applicable to any discipline.  As a member gains an increased aptitude for research, there will be opportunities for apprentices to move into positions of practice and mentorship. The SRT is the largest multi-disciplinary student research group on campus and allows for enhanced social, scholarly, and research connections.

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners must complete one or more of the following:

  • Prepare for and attend a knowledge mobilization event where they share their research in person
  • Prepare and deliver research materials for public sharing (not in-person)
  • Prepare and deliver research materials for discipline-specific sharing
  • Other methods/events with permission

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in reading, written communication, creative thinking, collaboration, foundations for lifelong learning and integrative learning.

Sign Up Directions

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners must complete a minimum of 15 hours of participation. If the student reaches the stage of presentation/submission then the minimum time expectation is met.  Activities may be covered in-class or in-addition to class requirements.

In-person activities may include:

  • Conference presentation
  • Invited academic talk
  • Community talk
  • Radio/podcast/television interview

Not-in-person public/discipline-specific sharing may include:

  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Newspaper articles

In addition, there will be one social event per semester organized by the Coordinator to provide for greater cross-campus and interdisciplinary connections between team members.  A couple of faculty researchers will present ‘TED Talk’ style presentations.

Kendra Stiwich, VIU’s Student Research Engagement Coordinator is the Student Research Team Coordinator.

Interested students need to contact Kendra for more information or to sign up.  Each student team member will be part of a database designed to track students’ progress and activities.